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  A Publication of the
  Inland Lake Yachting Association

Volume 8, Issue 2

 January 21, 2013

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Regattas / Calendar

February 2013

9 - Winter Inland


8-10 ILYA C champs; Regis 8/7

11-13 ILYA A champs; Regis. 8/10

15-17 ILYA E/MC champs; Regis. 8/14  Housing options 

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US Sailing Names Fletcher Driscoll Sailor of the Week

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  On Saturday, January 12 at US Sailing's One-Design Symposium in Rocky River, Ohio, Fletcher Driscoll (Saint Paul, Minn.) received the John H. Gardiner, Jr. Trophy for Service award. The award recognizes distinguished service and exceptional leadership in the promotion of one-design sailing and class organization. Driscoll is responsible for the tremendous resurgence of the A Scow class on White Bear Lake over the past decade. His restoration of a classic fleet got more people involved in sailing, especially women. Driscoll was instrumental in building one of the largest A Scow fleets in the world.

Sailboat racing became prominent on White Bear Lake (near St. Paul, Minn.) in the late 1800s when the White Bear Yacht Club was founded. The A Scow class flourished as a popular 38-foot craft in the early 1900s. However, the arrival of the E Scow combined with a Labor Day storm in 1935, decimated the A Scow fleet, which severely diminished their activity in the area for decades.

In June of 2004, through the leadership of Driscoll, three A Scows resumed racing on White Bear Lake after a 70-year hiatus.

"It all started when I couldn't take my whole family sailing on an E Scow and had to leave some on shore," said Driscoll. "Once I purchased the A Scow, people were amazed by how majestic the boat was on the water. We were able to generate a lot of interest again."

Two of these teams, including Driscoll as crew, competed at the 2004 A Scow National Championship on Lake Winnebago. They competed admirably under incredibly challenging conditions and were recognized for their efforts at the evening banquet by the other competitors.

"I believe the driving force behind the popularity is how important every duty on the boat is for each crew," he explained. "Coordinating all of these responsibilities on the boat is the real challenge."

Driscoll took advantage of this momentum and used it to get others sailing A Scows, including women.

"I try to get at least one woman sailor on each crew," added Driscoll. "In some instances I've had three husband and wife combinations as crew with me as skipper. It was interesting to see how well they all worked together."

Now, White Bear Yacht Club has the largest A Scow fleet in the country. The Monday night races on White Bear Lake regularly have over 100 people participating. Driscoll, now in his 80s, is still active at his waterfront where he hosts 9 of the 11 A Scows on his dock.

Contributions by Lee Alnes. Photo credit to Chris Petracco / US Sailing
For more info on the US Sailing One Design Symposium:

Join the One-Design Forum:  http://forum.ussailing.org/

Symposium Notebook:

                View:  http://ussailing.uberflip.com/i/102719

                Download:  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3hClsm7HcYpczV0N3VzY09WODA/edit?pli=1

One-Design Awards: http://media.ussailing.org/Latest_News/2013/ODSS_Awards_0113.htm

Malcolm Lamphere Named to Jobson All-Star Youth Team
malcolm allstar   Names Melges and brother Gordon as Inspiration
                from Sailing World   January/February 2013
Malcolm Lamphere, 16, of Lake Forest, Ill., sails out of the Lake Geneva YC, in Wisconsin. Lamphere started sailing at the age of 6 in Optimist Dinghies and now mostly races Laser Radials and Club 420s.  He also races with his family aboard an A Scow.  Over the past year in his Laser Radial, Lamphere placed third in the U.S. Youth Champs, fourth in the North Americans, first in the Buzzards Bay Regatta, and won the Cressy Trophy (high school sailing's singlehanded championship). Last year Lamphere and his crew, Riley Legault, from Bonita Springs, Fla., won the Club 420 North Americans against 109 boats.  When competing with the Lake Forest High School team, Lamphere usually races with Alex Woloshyn. He has come a long way since his first sailing experience. "I went out alone on Lake Geneva and must have swamped 20 times," he says. "I just kept righting the boat and bailing, and going back out there." When asked about who has been an inspiration, he says, "Buddy Melges who comes from my home club, and my brother Gordon who is on the U.S. Sailing Development Team in the Finn class." Malcolm looks forward to an active career on the collegiate circuit.
Malcolm is competing today on the last day of the ISAF Youth Worlds Qualifier in Clearwater. Currently he sits in second with one day to go.
Also in the list of Jobson's All-Stars was Scott Buckstaff - an Oshkosh connection - now in California. Harry Melges IV was in the list of honorable mentions.
Winter Inland - February 9

ilyaburgeeDick Rose on the New Rules 

 The ILYA Bilge Pullers again sponsors our annual organizing event. The Winter Inland is not to be missed this year as we inherit a new set of racing rules. Our keynote speaker, Dick Rose, returns to teach us the new changes.

Your fleet committee will meet on Saturday to review RC recommendations, scantling changes, future regatta sites and any other promotion ideas to improve the growth of your fleet. The ILYA Board of Directors will meet on Sunday to discuss or act on Saturday's work. The annual ILYA Awards will be presented with the late afternoon cocktail event. Registration is mandatory to assist with the Chenequa Country Club planning.

Click here for full schedule.

Saturday, February 9

8:30       Registration

9:00       Optimist and Promotion Committee Meetings

10:00     X, E and Melges 17 Committee Meetings

10:00     Dick Rose speaks to race committee on new rules  -  ALL ARE WELCOME, FLEET MEMBERS AND RC

11:00     Delegates requested for Annual Meeting

12:30     A, C and I-20 Committee Meetings

1:30        MC, Club 420 and National C Association Meeting

2:30        The Future of ILYA Regattas

4:00        ILYA Awards

4:30        Keynote Speaker Dick Rose on the Racing Rules of Sailing

melges strictly sail Strictly Sail - Chicago - Jan 24-27 - Mark your calendar

Come see Melges USA and North Sails Zenda at the Strictly Sail Show in  Chicago.  Come see some of our new 2013 boats!  Also talk with the Melges Team and North Sails Zenda Representatives on what is new for the upcoming scow racing season.  North Sails Zenda will have on display a new Z-One MC Mainsail.  The new, fast cut from the Melges and North Team. Take advantage of show savings!  Come to Strictly Sail and see what is new in your favorite scow.

NEW for 2013 A complete review of the new racing rules and how they will affect your racing.

David Dellenbaugh, champion racing sailor, rules expert, author and winning America's Cup tactician offers an in-depth seminar about the new racing rules. David will explain the most significant changes and how they will impact your interaction with other boats on the race course for the next four years. The seminar describes how the new rules apply to starting, windward marks, leeward marks, obstructions, penalties and more - plus there will be time for your questions! Perfect for big boat and one-design racers, skippers and crews; this seminar will help you get up to speed on the new rules before you start racing next season!

Friday 1pm - 5pm Fee: $79.00            Click Here to Register.

Saturday 10am - 2pm Fee: $79.00     Click Here to Register.
The seminar fee includes show admission for the day and a free copy of the latest issue of David's bi-monthly newsletter Speed & Smarts, which is all about the new rules and admission to the show. Click Here for Dave's website.

Yacht Club Members-Be Our Guest!

ProgressiveĀ® Insurance Strictly SailĀ® Chicago is pleased to offer reciprocal Strictly Sail Yacht Club benefits to all yacht club members.

All attendees receive a wristband and Show Guide upon entry. To take advantage of this offer, simply show your valid yacht club membership card and show entry wristband at the Strictly Sail Yacht Club entrance.

Strictly Sail Yacht Club Benefits Include:

* Private, comfortable, area off the show floor to sit and relax or enjoy lunch

* Free Coat Check

* Free Internet Access

* Free Coffee & Water (while it lasts)

* Big Screen TV

Strictly Sail Yacht Club is located on the east side of the show next to the show office. Offer good for tickets purchased online or at the show box office.

Not a yacht club member? No problem Strictly Sail Yacht Club 4-day passes can be purchased, online only, for just $75.00.

Tickets can be redeemed at any gate including the show office entry next to the SSYC.

Melges, Line Honors, UK Sails and Harken Display at Strictly Sail

Visit your favorite scow builder at Strictly Sail. The Melges team will be on hand to show big water boats and your scows. Stop by the Melges Booth. It's never a Strictly Sail unless the young folks try the Harken grinder. See Harken's new hardware and soft goods. Lake Geneva softgoods vendor Line Honors will have show pricing on your favorite foul weather gear and other sailing gear. UK sails, our newest Scowslants advertiser will show new scow sails.

Okauchee Corrects Date for 2013 C Blue Chip
Mark your calendars; the 54th annual C-Scow Blue Chip Championship Regatta is being held on Okauchee Lake September 14th - 15th, 2013. Okauchee Lake Yacht Club is proud to be hosting this prestigious event and building on the tradition of excellence established by Pistakee Yacht Club dating back to 1960. The primary goal of the OLYC regatta committee (chaired by Kurt Prange) is to invite the top sailors from the fleet, and field the strongest roster possible thereby creating a must attend event.   Many of the long standing Blue Chip traditions will
remain in place, and new ones will likely be developed. There will be more information and details available in the coming months, but for now mark your calendar for this championship event.
Oshkosh Welcomes you to 2013 X Sailing

 2013 Xtreme

2013 Xtreme   2013 ILYA X Championships

2013 X Champs   
IRA Rollover News - submitted by one of our clubs
This may apply to your favorite charity

Sometimes protecting special places and preserving our heritage depends upon understanding the best practices that families and individuals have for maximizing their giving potential. The below paraphrased  article was recently published in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel highlighting some changes.


The IRA Charitable Rollover is Back


As part of the "fiscal cliff" deal, Congress resurrected a popular tax-law provision known as the IRA Charitable Rollover.


The rule allows many investors 70-1/2 years of age or older to transfer as much as $100,000 a year from an individual retirement account directly to a qualified charity without having to count any of that transfer as taxable income.  The transfer, if done properly, counts toward the tax payer's required minimum distribution for that year.


And there is still time for some people this month to take advantage of the rule for 2012.  "Charitable rollovers can be made in January 2013 for 2012, and individuals who took mandatory distributions in December 2012 can donate that money to a public charity and not have the distribution subject to tax" according to Independent Sector (indpependentsector.org) a Washington-based non-profit, nonpartisan coalition of charities, foundations, and philanthropic programs.

PO Box 311
Fontana, WI 53125-0311
Phone: 262-203-7721
Fax: 262-203-7722
Use this area to provide your subscribers information about your organization.

Candace Porter
Inland Lake Yachting Association